January 26, 2017 Subject:
With today's constant focus on personal computing device technology, it's wonderful to see a history piece on the printer and not the computer. Let alone a discussion about inkjet printing from 1983! And the discussion on laser printing in this episode is very educational. I find it interesting that to this day laser printing is still less affordable than high quality inkjet; when that very type of inkjet is comparable to laser.
December 31, 2013 Subject:
Just watched this
Interesting look at printer technology during the mid-1980s.
...and I agree with the previous reviewer that the ending music is great.
March 23, 2012 Subject:
What a great, very early episode! This is the one that Stewart Chefiet said the laser printer went up in smoke during the filming :) That Baboon image is legendary, and the Xerox Alto made an appearance! I was impressed by the silence of the thermal printer. But the rat-tat-tat of the daisy-wheel was fun. And the engineer said "plug 'n play" in 1983. Wow!
While I enjoy the Random Access segment of later episodes, especially when they have historically significant news announcements, as they always seem to, I really like the outro in these older episodes with the groovy music, and the behind-the-camera view.